Monday, September 10, 2012

Only in silence the word,
only in dark the light,
only in dying life:
bright the hawk's flight on the empty sky.
-The Creation of Ea

That quote really touches me.  It is the beginning of a book I began re-reading after my sister and I had a discussion about the fear of death, and how it can steal your life.  They are the Earthsea books by Ursula K. LeGuin, one of my very favorite authors.  It doesn't matter what she writes about, the way she writes is beautiful and makes me feel quiet inside.  

So... I'm not one to sit around thinking about doing.  I know I need a new horse.  Scout is John's (although I will ride him while I wait) and Bella is lame.  Domestic horses abound, but none of them really make me go wow.

I'm not feeling very verbose, so I'll just show you his picture.

Photo courtesy of Tracey Westbury, used with permission.

This fella is in the BLM corral in Burns.  He's a 4 year old, rounded up last September, and was 15 hands at that time.  He comes from the Sheepshead/Heath Creek HMA.  Just north of Tonka's homeland.  They are known to be good, trainable horses.  I have an eyewitness account that he was quiet and should make a good horse.  I can't go down there, I just can't afford it, but I think I can get in on the free shipping deal the Burns BLM has going on for their internet adoption.  Just waiting to hear back!


Anonymous said...

I love Ursual Leguin - everything she writes is marvelous.

Love the photo - looks to be a solid guy - and he has the same profile as my Pie. Hope it works out for you.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

I am hoping it all works for you. He is a good looking horse. Katie's Abby is from that area. She is black. My prayers are still with you.

Keechy said...

He's just the sort of horse I love! I hope he is still waiting for you. He couldn't ask for a better home. xxx

froglander said...

I liked him the first time Tracey posted that pic, I hope it works out for you!

Katie said...

I love my abby who is from that hma! Great horse! I hope it works for you!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

What a beautiful animal! I'm so happy for you! I hope it all works out and he fills that empty space in your heart very soon!


Snipe said...

Here's hoping for positive news. What a nice gelding he is!

Paint Girl said...

He is a very nice looking boy! And from the same HMA that my 3 yr old filly is from. She is super smart and I have had absolutely no problem saddle breaking/training her!!
Good choice and can't wait to hear how it all goes!